The duo, identified as Bharat Kurne and Vasudev Suryavanshi, were produced before a court in Kolhapur on Saturday. Judicial Magistrate (first class) S A Mali remanded the duo in police custody till December 7.
On the morning of February 16, 2015, Pansare and his wife Uma were shot at by two bike-borne assailants while they were returning from their morning walk, in Kolhapur. Pansare succumbed to his injuries four days later.
"Hindutva organisations have formed a group of 60 people from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa and other parts of the country to target activists and intellectuals who do not agree with their radical views," Megha Pansare told.
Hamid said the gun used and the modus operandi of the killers clearly pointed out the involvement of radical outfits. “The pattern is similar in the killings of the three rationalists and the journalist,” he added.